Welcome to Microsoft Community Training
- Updated on 20 Jan 2020
- 2 minutes to read
Microsoft Community Training is an Azure-powered online learning platform to enable organizations of all sizes and types to run large scale training programs for their internal and external communities such as first line workers, extended workforces, partner ecosystem, volunteer network, program beneficiaries, etc.
It is available as a Managed PaaS offering via Azure Marketplace that customers can easily deploy in their subscriptions. The platform is available for free and an organization only bears platform hosting and consumption charges on Azure.
Benefits of Microsoft Community Training platform
For the Organization
The platform supports personalized learning for a large-scale mobile-based community. It is affordable, easy to manage and provides robust security and privacy protection.
Organization can leverage the Microsoft Community Training platform to:
Manage courses, users and analytics all in one place with the management portal
Empower managers, trainers and facilitators on the ground to easily reach out to the far-spread training audience and drive adoption of the learning program
Customize the look and feel of the platform and select leaner endpoints for content consumption as per your organization needs
Track learning progress and measure outcomes using rich out of box reports or create custom dashboards to monitor health and measure overall program success
Leverage APIs to create your own training experience or integrate into your existing systems.
For the Learners
The user experiences on the platform are optimized for mobile-first and mobile-only users and are kept simple and visual to ease adoption. Users can access courses anytime, anywhere from their choice of devices. Currently, organization can deliver training to the learners via following end points:
White-labelled responsive web app - optimized for mobile devices
White-labelled Android mobile app - for tablets and smartphones
API integration into customer owned apps - available on request
The management portal is a one-stop-shop for all administrative functions like upload and manage courses, add and organize users, assign courses and track completion, platform settings, etc. It is designed on the role-based access and functionalities are available to the users as per granted management permissions. For more details, please visit this article.
Made for learning on the go, user experience on the platform is optimized for learning with videos and quizzes – even on low bandwidth or while offline. While accessing the course content, learners can connect and interact with peers and experts in the communities to enable social learning.
Lastly, learners can also use the platform to track activities and stay updated on the important updates sent by the administrators.
Next> Learn about different user personas and their roles and responsbilities.